Lenovo will reportedly introduce two new Intel processor-based smartphones in January and February 2015.
Intel is being tipped to offer its 64-bit Atom processor along with its LTE-Advanced modem chips for the two Lenovo-branded smartphones. While one of the handsets is said to be targeted for China, the other handset is said to be focused on emerging countries. While the firm has not confirmed their launch, the two smartphones are likely to be showcased at the upcoming CES 2015 event in Las Vegas.
The sources close to matter also told CNET that Intel will be launching its first 4G smartphone in China, which will be a milestone for the chipmaker. Notably, Intel launched its first 4G smartphone in the US – the Asus PadFone X Mini.
Intel is also being rumoured to power the next generation of Google Glass. While the report did not provide any details about the Intel chip apart from saying it would be power-efficient, it noted that the popular chipmaker has plans to promote the next generation of Google Glass (rumoured Google Glass 2) to companies such as hospital networks and manufacturers, according to one of the people.
Intel has also previously unveiled the Quark x86 micro-processor, the Edison board, and the SoFIA LTE mobile SoC, all of which have applications in Internet-connected devices and wearables.
The firm introduced a new platform to make it easier for companies to create Internet-connected smart products using its chips, security and software earlier this month.